The Glacier Trust is almost entirely funded by private donations and support from smaller private trusts. Its core funding (that is to say its running costs and to pay one member of staff) has been met by specific donations. This means that 100% of that you give goes to our projects. Very few other charities can offer that.
I would like to make a monthly donation
A regular monthly donation is a great way to give to The Glacier Trust. Set up your monthly donation now via Virgin Money Giving, 100% of your donation will go to our project work.
I would like to make a one-off donation
Make a one-off donation to The Glacier Trust now via Virgin Money Giving. 100% of your donation will go to our project work.
I would like to donate by post
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If your donation is eligible for gift aid, please fill out and enclose a Gift Aid Form with your donation.
I would like to do a sponsored event for The Glacier Trust
If you would like to fundraise for The Glacier Trust by taking on a sponsored challenge, please set up a dedicated fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving. If you are planning a sponsored event please let us know, we would love to hear all about it.
I would like to donate from the United States
If you are donating from the UNITED STATES you can obtain a tax deduction by donating via the American Fund for Charities (AFC), who will send you the correct tax deductible receipt. Please kindly download and complete the AFC form and send it with your donation to The Glacier Trust, North Wing, Roundway House Devizes, SN10 2EG, United Kingdom. It would be helpful if you could let us know via the Contact Us page so that we can keep track of the donation and acknowledge it when it arrives.
CASE STUDY: Nepal Earthquake appeal - 2015
The timely and generous response from our donors raised £60,000 for our Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Thank you.
Your funding for this programme was put to extremely efficient and important use, literally enabling many families devastated by the earthquakes to repair their homes, maintain their livelihoods and better survive the monsoon.
2015 Earthquakes response: The generosity of our donors helped some of the poorest, remote mountain communities, which were receiving little to nothing at all from larger aid agencies.
Communities are getting back on their feet and we want to push forward and build on the start that you, our supporters and donors, have enabled us to make. Even just getting back to ‘how it was before the earthquake’ for these communities means living in extreme poverty and depending solely on the ability to grow enough food to survive. We exist to help these communities to develop beyond this survivalist situation.
Our projects help families to adapt to changing environmental conditions, this requires adaptation and innovation. We provide education and training on adaptation and new agricultural techniques. We introduce sustainable approaches to food growing, conserving water and soil and forest resource use. Your money helps create an environment in which people can grow surplus food without damaging the precious environment that sustains their way of life. This allows communities to work their way out of extreme poverty in a sustainable way.
Thank-you for donating to The Glacier Trust.
All donations are treated as confidential (unless otherwise agreed with you).
*A note on circumventing corruption
Worries about the corrupt siphoning of funds can be a serious deterrent to charitable giving. In our case, all the projects we support are researched and vetted by our Project Evaluation Committee through evaluation reporting and assessments of the project areas. We only work with established NGOs who have a proven track record and with our relatively small scale projects we believe it is possible to verify both the amounts of money needed and to log its expenditure accurately. It’s simply a matter of doing the hard work to ensure penny pinching accountability.